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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

One more sleep until preseason camp begins for FC Dallas.

MLS: FC Dallas Training Handout Photo-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The long wait is finally over here as things begin to pick up in a hurry for FC Dallas and MLS here with preseason camp opening up. But not only that, FC Dallas will reveal their new secondary kit this morning (we got a sneak peak and it is probably one of their best kits to date).

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FC Dallas players report to preseason camp on March 3 - Big D Soccer
The club will host a couple of preseason friendlies over the course of March. Maybe more if the schedule works out for them.

FC Dallas Homegrown Trio Called to U-23 USMNT Training Camp - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas will likely be without these three for their preseason camp as the US looks to qualify for Tokyo.

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US Olympic qualifying roster decisions explained: Why there's no Efra, Ebobisse or Atlanta players | MLSsoccer.com
There were a number of talking points from the US men's Olympic qualifying training camp roster. Gotta also remember that some clubs on the international side could have declined to release some players too.

Nashville SC GM Mike Jacobs bullish on attack headed into second season | MLSsoccer.com
We knew that Nashville was going to be pretty solid defensively in year one, but pushing their way up the standings will require their offense to come alive.

American Designated Players in 2021 | US Soccer Players
The changing approach to signing Designated Players in Major League Soccer has led to a lot less Americans holding that designation.

Mayor ‘very disappointed’ in Burkle abandoning Sacramento MLS team - Indomitable City Soccer
Sacramento will try yet again to get something in place but without the team, their new stadium is likely going to have more issues getting built.

Vanney expects LA Galaxy to add 6-8 more players for 2021 season - LAG Confidential
That feels like a lot, maybe more than most would be adding to their roster one month out from the new season.

The Fragility of MLS Expansion Bids - The Mane Land
Orlando City’s history and Sacramento Republic FC’s current situation show how MLS expansion bids can fall apart.